The depo shot (AKA Depo-Provera) is a shot you get after every 3 weeks. It is a secure, convenient, and personal birth control method which works well if you consistently get it on time.
Additionally, it operates by producing cervical mucus thicker. When the sperm and the egg can not get together, pregnancy can not occur.
The shot is actually very good at preventing pregnancy, but it will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.
Fortunately, using condoms each time you have intercourse actually lowers the possibility of getting or spreading STDs. Another fantastic thing about condoms is they also protect from pregnancy, meaning that using condoms together with the shot provides you amazing pregnancy-preventing power!
Following your very first shot, it is about remembering when to receive your follow-up shots.
Utilize our birth control reminder program or place an alarm on your mobile phone.
Insert it to anything calendar you are using on a daily basis.
Ask friends, relatives, or your spouse to remind you.
Bottom line: Do whatever works for you to make certain that to receive your followup shots about every 12-13 weeks.
If you are two or more weeks getting your injection, we may ask you to have a pregnancy test or let you utilize emergency contraception in case you had vaginal intercourse in the past 120 hours (five times ).
Wish to be additional, super confident you do not accidentally become pregnant? Also, make use of a condom each time you have vaginal intercourse. Condoms are the only means to help protect yourself from STDs, therefore employing the shooter with condoms is your thing to do.
Possible side effects of the shot comprise:
- weight gain
- breast tenderness
- slight bruising where the shot was given
- very rarely, a small, permanent dent in the skin where the shot was given